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Osakis' Josiah Hetland (left) and Alexandria's Aaron Gould with the giant whitetail they shot on November 4. The non-typical buck green scored 236 6/8 inches and will be officially scored for the Boone and Crocket record books after a 60-day drying period. (Contributed)

Deer hunting: Todd County giant

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The phrase "buck of a lifetime" can get thrown around rather loosely sometimes, but when that buck ends up in the Minnesota record books, it probably really is deserving of that label.


That's what is likely to happen when all is said and done for Alexandria's Aaron Gould after he and his brother-in-law, Josiah Hetland of Osakis, took a buck from Todd County that green scored 236 6/8 inches on the first weekend of firearms season.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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